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Photosynthetic reactions

A) Name and describe the major reactions and sites of reactions of photosynthesis.

b) State the relationships of these reactions.

c) Include a definition and brief discussion of C3 and C4 plants.

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6CO2 + 6H2O + light = C6H12O6 + 6O2

The actual process, however, is far more complex than the equation might suggest. The equation indicates that atmospheric carbon dioxide, CO2, is "fixed," or converted from a gas to the solid sugar C6H12O6, water (H2O) is consumed, and oxygen (O2) is liberated.

a) Name and describe the major reactions and sites of reactions of ...

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This solution describes the major reactions, sites of reactions of photosynthesis and the relationships of these reactions. It then defines and discusses the C3 and C4 plants. The solution also provides differences between the C3 and C4 plants.

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